Poison Pen (1939)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Release Date - Jul 4, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this psychological drama set in a small English village, the villagers become hysterical after a series of damning anonymous letters are posted accusing different residents of scandalous acts. The townsfolk are soon so panicked that murder and suicide ensue until the police hire an expert to analyze the handwriting. The results lead to the vicar's spinster sister--a virtuous, and highly respected local philanthropist.

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accusation, aging, community, English [nationality], handwriting-analysis, hysteria, inhabitant, killing, letter, mail, mental-illness, mind, multiple-murder, murder, poison-pen, police, repression, scandal, sister, spinster, suicide, tracking [following], village, pen, poison